Where to Shop in Paris
Paris is as well-known for its shopping as it is for its croissants, its Louvre, and its Eiffel Tower. However, if you’ve never been to the city of lights before, it may be difficult to know where to shop in Paris.
The 8th arrondissement is home to most of the designer stores, including Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix. If you hit Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne, specifically, you’ll find gold – literally. More of a mainstream shopper? Check out the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, Paris’ two most famous department stores. While the Champs-Elysees has been more or less invaded by the tourist market, ie overtaken by fast food restaurants and banks, it is home to the Louis Vuitton flagship store, and the Virgin Megastore and is still worth a shopping visit.
If you are already overwhelmed and don’t really know where to begin your Parisian shopping extravaganza, let alone how to speak a word of French, then get a Personal Shopping Service and let your Personal Parisian Shopper take care of everything so that you can focus on buying! If you’re an antique lover, an Antique Shopping Tour is the perfect shopping experience for you. Allow an expert guide to use his insider information to take you to the best market for your shopping needs and desires.
In need of a new scent? Instead of picking up a generic overpriced perfume from Les Galeries Lafayette, create your very own fragrance and learn a thing or two about the history and process of perfume making along the way. If grocery shopping is your favourite type of shopping, experience it the French way at a market visit in Montmartre. Then use your newly purchased fresh ingredients to whip up (and enjoy) some traditional French cuisine.